*Study Guide: *Rearranging and solving equations

Produced by Graham Currell, University of the West of England, Bristol, in association with:, and

● Royal Society of Chemistry, 'Discover Maths for Chemists' website

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**Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science**, 2nd Edition**Graham Currell and Antony Dowman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009**

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This study unit aims to develop the skills for rearranging equations in science. This is achieved by a series of **video tips** and associated **QVA tutorials - questions **with **video worked answers**.

**Video Tip: **SIX rules for rearranging equations** **

**Video Tip: **Using the rules of BODMAS** **

**Video Tip:** Using 'powers of ten' for scientific (standard) notation in a calculator and Excel

**Study text: **Chapter 3 of Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science

**QVA tutorials (in recommended order of study)**:

Some basic techniques in algebra

Substituting values in *pV* = *nRT*

Rearranging more complicated equations

Rearranging exponential equations

Solving quadratic and simulaneous equations

Please send any comments and suggestions to:

graham.currell@uwe.ac.uk

27/07/10